Forsyth Tech awarded $15 million grant from Labor Department

Winston-Salem Journal

September 19, 2012

Forsyth Technical Community College was awarded a $15 million grant Wednesday as part of a national effort to develop and expand workforce training in the biotechnology industry.

Forsyth Tech received the three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program, which helps workers who lost jobs because of global competition.

The grant will be used to establish the Community College Consortium for Biosciences Credentials, a national partnership that includes 12 community colleges across the country, the N.C. BioNetwork Center in Raleigh and major employers in the bioscience industry. Forsyth Tech will be the consortium leader.

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